Honey Grove ISD Superintendent Todd Morrison announced on Wednesday the closure of its district due to an unprecedented level of positive COVID-19 cases.
“We have 46 active positive cases in our district, as of 9:30 a.m. this morning, in addition, we also have 70 in quarantine. The number is very fluid,” said Morrison on Wednesday in a press release. “Honey Grove ISD doesn’t have the available staff to keep the doors open. We will close 1/13 thru 1/17 and reopen on 1/18. This will give us the time to get our affected staff and students back in school.”
There will be no academic lessons during the closure from HGISD and the district will use two extra days that they have built into their calendar. These days will not have to be made up.
“We are asking that you help with keeping from socially gathering during this time. We need your help to keep everyone safe and well during these days off. Germ Blast, a company that specializes in deep cleaning, will disinfect our whole campus during the break.”
HGISD will offer COVID testing on Friday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on both days. The testing will be at the elementary campus.